Special guest Brian Tracy is a legend in personal and professional development training. In a prolific career spanning decades, Brian has trained millions of entrepreneurs, investors, small business owners and corporate professionals.
Brian’s enduring appeal can be summed up in one word: effective. Quite simply, his stuff strikes the important balance between inspiration and practical how-to.
And because personal effectiveness is a huge part of successful real estate investing, we’re excited to have Brian as our special guest for this episode.
Manning the microphones for this masterful edition of The Real Estate Guys™ radio show:
- Your master of ceremonies host, Robert Helms
- His master of nothing co-host, Russell Gray
- Our master of success guest, Brian Tracy
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“Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.” – Lao Tzu
When it comes to success, few people in modern times have had as much impact as the legendary Brian Tracy.
A best-selling author, entrepreneur, professional speaker and success expert…what many people don’t know about Brian is he also has quite a background in real estate.
In fact, way back when Robert Helms was in the formative stages of his real estate career, he heard Brian talk about being involved in over $100 million of real estate development. Back then, $100 million seemed like a HUGE amount.
Little did either of them know at the time what the future would hold for Robert…or that one day he and Brian would become friends. And now today, Robert is speaking at the 20th anniversary of Brian Tracy’s Success Master Academy in Dallas on May 13-15, 2016!
Investing Mastery Starts with Success Mastery
Our magic formula for success is V + K + D = EA.
V is for Vision. We say when you have clarity of vision, strategy and tactics become evident. Put another way, when you can see the cover of jigsaw puzzle box, it’s easier to figure out where the pieces go.
Most of have a vision. We have a pretty good idea what we want our lives to look like. When we have that, it’s easier to decide what our portfolio needs to look like to support it.
Again, the more CLEAR you are on both counts, the more more likely you’ll make good choices between what to put in…and what to leave out.
But there’s more to success than Vision. You also need…
K for Knowledge. Knowing WHAT you want…or what OUTCOMES you want…is very different from knowing HOW to get there. It’s great to be motivated. But you also have to have practical, tactical know-how.
So Knowledge is just as essential as Vision.
The good news is we live in the information age. The know-how to do almost anything is right in the palm of your hand.
But if knowledge is ubiquitous, then why doesn’t EVERYONE succeed?
It comes down to…
D for Discipline. And this is REALLY the key.
Sure, Vision and Knowledge are VERY important. But without the discipline to actually DO what’s needed…nothing happens. Knowing and not doing is the same as not knowing.
But when you can put Vision together with Knowledge and the Discipline to go do it, you get…
EA for Effective Action.
This formula really applies to ANY area of achievement. So when you’re not producing the results you want, ask yourself if you’re clear. Would you recognize success if it was standing right in front of you? Do you know what “success” looks like?
Do you know what needs to be done to achieve your goals? Do you have the knowledge? Do you know who to ask or hire?
If you’re know what you want and you know how to get it, then all that’s left is doing it. Easy, right?
Not always. Think about all the people who want six-pack abs. They know what it looks like. They know how to do it. But do they have the DISCIPLINE? Most don’t. That’s why doing it so special.
The same is true with your investing.
Feed Your Mind Great Ideas and Mingle with Great People
It may sound a little kooky, but how you talk to yourself matters. Rich Dad Advisor Blair Singer calls it your “little voice”.
You can encourage yourself or demean yourself. It’s a choice and a discipline.
Of course, a huge shortcut is to spend time hanging around with, listening to and talking with successful people. Especially those who are successfully doing what you want to do. That’s because you pick up both attitudes and knowledge…at the same time! What a shortcut!
It’s why we’re so committed to attending, producing and promoting LIVE events. They’re great ways to get into real world relationships with great people.
How do you know the people at a live event are a cut above?
Because they’re THERE.
Think about it…
For every great person who shows up at a live event…overcoming the barriers to entry like travel, expenses, tuition, time away…there are hundreds of people whose little voice talks them OUT of it.
“I can’t afford it” or “What if it’s no good?” or “I’ll probably never follow through anyway…so why bother?”
That’s loser talk. And the good news is those people seldom show up at a properly priced live event. So the chances are good you’ll meet a disproportionate number of positive, high achieving interesting people…simply because there are more of them in the room.
Brian Tracy has been the attraction to bring millions of high achievers together over the last few decades. We’re excited he’s doing it again in Dallas on May 13-15, 2016. We’re going to be there. We hope YOU are there too!
Remember: You’re always just one great idea or relationship away from hitting a new high in your business or investing. But great ideas and people seldom interrupt you. You need to seek them out.
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